Art and Faith

Friday, 28 November 2008

Vasili Baksheyev. The Prose of Life. 1893

Filed under: 19th century,domestic,fine art,human study,Russian,Tsarist Russia — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Prose of Life (Vasili Baksheyev, 1893)

One can feel the tension between the father and the daughter in this painting. What caused it? Who caused it? Was it the father or the the daughter, or, was it both of them? Somehow, it is not something clear-cut… it’s just the prose of life.

Vasili Baksheyev. An Icy Frost. 1900

Filed under: early modern,fine art,landscape/nature,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

An Icy Frost (Vasili Baksheyev, 1900)

Vasili Baksheyev. The Down-at-Luck at Dinner. 1901

Filed under: domestic,early modern,fine art,human study,Russian,Tsarist Russia — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Down-at-Luck at Dinner (Vasili Baksheyev, 1901)

What happened? They obviously were better-off in the past. They still have a few good things, but, most have gone to the pawnbroker. It is an apposite work for the present crisis. Shall we manage as well?

Vasili Baksheyev. A Winter Landscape. 1909

Filed under: early modern,fine art,landscape/nature,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Winter Landscape (Vasili Baksheyev, 1909)

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